Spot the Differential

Fit-again Laporte among the differentials for FPL Double Gameweek 30+ and beyond

It’s Double Gameweek time in Fantasy Premier League and with just nine rounds of fixtures to go, finding a stand-out differential now could play a vital role in final mini-league standings.

This time, two of our picks have Double Gameweeks to enjoy, whilst the third spot is reserved for a budget midfielder whose pre-lockdown stats caught the eye of several of our Scouts.

As always, all three options we have picked out as differentials have an FPL ownership of 5% or less.

Aymeric Laporte

→ How many FPL points did Aymeric Laporte register across Manchester City's three Double Gameweeks?
  • FPL ownership: 3.1%
  • Price: £6.3m
  • GW30+ – 34+ fixtures: ARS + BUR | che | LIV | sou | NEW

With Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) injured for most of the season, Manchester City have often looked vulnerable defensively.

His absence led to Fernandinho’s (£5.1m) deployment at centre-back, and whilst the Brazilian has impressed in his new role, neither Nicolás Otamendi (£4.9m) nor John Stones (5.3m) have looked particularly convincing alongside him, with frequent lapses of concentration.

Laporte took part in a training match at the Etihad Stadium last Thursday, and it’s likely he’ll take his place as first-choice centre-back against Arsenal.

His return will be a huge boost to City, who have missed his pace and ability to play out from the back and initiate attacks from deeper positions. He’s left-footed too, so brings much-needed balance to the backline, and Guardiola’s team look far more assured when the 26-year-old plays.

In fact, the Citizens have kept five clean sheets in Laporte’s seven league starts this season, and notably, they are unbeaten this season with him in the starting XI.

City will move seven points clear of third-placed Leicester City with a win over Arsenal and have won their last six matches against the Gunners in all competitions.

The second part of their Double Gameweek sees them take on Burnley, who they comfortably dispatched 4-1 in the reverse fixture back in December.

Whether Laporte lines up alongside Fernandinho, Otamendi or Stones, he is a strong under-the-radar pick and if he gets two starts, a repeat of his 2018-19 Double Gameweek heroics could be on the cards.

Oliver McBurnie

Lundstram
  • FPL ownership: 0.5%
  • Price: £5.7m
  • GW30+ – 34+ fixtures: avl + new | mun | TOT | bur | WOL

Before football ground to a halt in March, Yorkshireman Oliver McBurnie (£5.7m) was beginning to realise his potential.

The striker had become a regular at Bramall Lane, starting seven consecutive league games, which saw the Blades collect 14 points.

Whilst he could only deliver a solitary goal during that run, his numbers were encouraging. In fact, only four forwards registered more shots in the box between Gameweeks 22-29, and he was perhaps unfortunate not to score more, with an xG of 3.04.

McBurnie also sits top amongst all forwards this season for headed goal attempts per 90, and with Sheffield United’s opponents in Gameweek 30+, Aston Villa and Newcastle United, both looking vulnerable defending crosses, he could be the Blade to benefit.

Sheffield United are seventh in the table and chasing Champions League football. A win at Villa Park will move them up to fifth, and ahead of their two road trips, it’s worth noting they’ve only lost two of their 13 away matches in the Premier League this season, with those defeats coming against Liverpool and Manchester City.

Whilst it’d be a surprise to see any Sheffield United forward lasting the full 90 minutes in both Double Gameweek fixtures, McBurnie has featured in all but two of their league matches this term, and having upped his performance level in 2020, now could be his time to shine.

Ondrej Duda

  • FPL ownership: 0.1%
  • Price: £4.7m
  • GW30-34 fixtures: SOU | EVE | ars | BHA | wat

Attacking midfielder Ondrej Duda (£4.7m) joined Norwich City from Hertha Berlin in January, after falling out of favour with then-boss Jurgen Klinsmann.

Having started every league game since his arrival as a no. 10, he has just a solitary assist to his name, but the stats suggest he should have had more.

Since making his Canaries debut in Gameweek 23, the Slovakia international has created 15 chances – that’s six more than teammates Emiliano Buendia (£6.0m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.7m). In fact, amongst all midfielders, only James Maddison (£7.5m), Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) and Jack Grealish (£6.4m) have registered more.

Over the same period, he’s taken eight shots, which is equal to Buendia and trumps Cantwell, suggesting attacking returns could be imminent.

Norwich are six points adrift of safety but have a favourable run-in. They don’t face anyone currently higher than ninth until the last three games, and return to Carrow Road having won their last match against Leicester City. They have now won two and drawn two of their previous five home matches, with their only defeat in that run coming against Liverpool.

Up next is a Southampton side who had lost their last three away matches in all competitions before football was suspended, conceding at least three goals on each occasion, whilst their backline allowed more big chances than all teams bar Aston Villa over the last six Gameweeks.

Selected in just 0.1% of FPL squads, differentials don’t come much bigger than £4.7m midfielder Duda, and we’re backing him to deliver.

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  1. Ceebes
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bottomed. What are people doing to deal with Hanley injury?

    0.1 ITB, trying to work out a way to get to Lascelles.

    Team:

    Henderson - Leno
    TAA - Lundstram - Egan - Hanley* - Saiss
    KdB - Mahrez - Mount - Grealish - Cantwell
    Auba - Aguero - Jota

    Thanks!

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lund to Basham

    2. Balotellitubbies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Dont take out lund imo. Would have dropped mount or cantwell > D luiz

      1. Balotellitubbies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Douglas luiz that is

  2. backstreets
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anyone know how Ings played in any friendlies? I've value tied up in him so thinking of holding. Thanks

  3. Macam Dave
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Pick one Jimmy or Nketiah for one week? Thanks

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jim

    2. Balotellitubbies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jim

    3. backstreets
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jimmy for me

    4. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      depends what you do with excess funds

  4. AdamJ91
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    On a BB, will be using my WC next gameweek.

    A) Sterling + Nketiah
    B) Auba + McGinn.

    1. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Same dilemma, going A

  5. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hi all....g2g with this free hit team please?

    Hendo
    Taa Doherty Stevens lunds
    Sterling (c) kdb grealish mount
    Kun auba

    Sterling c as I'm chasing.... thanks

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      depends if you trust the city line up rumours

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        What are the rumours?

    2. kennethrhcp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      yep GL

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Stuck on this? Any wise people around?

    A. Hendo+Saiss+Stevens
    B. 4.6mGK+Doherty+Egan

    1. Balotellitubbies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Probably A cos 2x shu def

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B - with Krul

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        DAM I only have 4.5m, sorry 🙁 unless I went Lascelles over Targett

    3. azamn013
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A for me

  7. Balotellitubbies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    A) Ederson stevens pulisic
    B) Henderson lascelles mahrez

    1. NoSalah’d
        1 month, 26 days ago

        B

    2. Bubz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Might just avoid this site from now til deadline... been on 5 mins and already seen rumours of both Aguero and Sterling not starting!

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah, it’s getting crazy

      2. lilmessipran
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Kun starts , Raz "might not"

      3. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        But you just know you’ll be here all the way to deadline...you’re one of us

        1. Bubz
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          True

          1. Jafooli
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            😀

          2. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            That’s the spirit. Good lad

        2. Jafooli
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          What happened to your Sterlo pick Roja?

          1. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Mate I’m going mental herE

            Can’t possibly decide on this

            A) Mahrez Tammy
            B) Nketiah Sterlo

            Put me out of my misery pls Jafs

            1. Jafooli
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Don’t let me put you off Sterlo mate, was just messing - as good a pick as any.

              1. La Roja
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Yeah but sod done bugger all most of the season. Gotta decide next couple of hours

                1. Jafooli
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  I’ve gone KdB (c), Mahrez and Jesus cause I can’t afford Aguero and Sterlo, simple as that

        3. Jam0sh
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          ..and get swayed by the rumours

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Last decision to make *have my favourite but want to hear it from you)

      A) Soy and Basham

      or

      B) Lord and Saiss

      1. Balotellitubbies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        B

    4. NoSalah’d
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Please rate my BB team for this GW

        Leno, Nyland
        TAA, Doherty, Lundstram, Jack Robinson, Lascelles
        KDB, Mahrez, Bruno, Grealish, Douglas Luiz
        Aguero, Rashford, Jiminez

        1. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Do you have WC? If so then I would remove Bruno and Rashford as it’s not a good fixture. If you don’t have WC then I understand why you have them

          1. NoSalah’d
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I don't have WC, I had planned to TC, but I can do that in a later GW.

        2. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Pretty sure this is locked in on BB, 0.0 itb. Any changes or gtg?

          Leno, ramsdale
          TAA, lundstrum, Egan, targett, boly
          Kdb(c), Sterling, grealish, Norwood, mount
          Aguero, auba, nketiah

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I also picked Ramsdale. Could be gold! Not too sure about Norwood. Swap for Cantwell maybe. The rest is gtg!

        3. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Just found out that Lascelles hasn't started any of the friendlies. Any other options in that price range?

          1. Mike82
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            ugh, each passing page on here I think I best swap that player out lol

          2. Rocky FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Lascelles did start the friendlies, he missed only the last one and that was due to a new baby boy arriving.

          3. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Tut tut Chandler. Giving us fake news? 😀

        4. Mike82
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Triple captain or Bench Boost for this particular game week?

          1. n-doggg
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Bb for me

          2. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Leno TC

            1. Mike82
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              imagine that came off lol

        5. SpagBol
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Really stuck on this...
          On FH chip:

          A) Henderson + Egan
          OR
          B) Leno + Lundstram

          Cheers lads

          1. n-doggg
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            B

          2. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            B

        6. MillsAU
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Thoughts please on:

          Mahrez, Lascelles
          vs
          Laporte, Mount

          1. n-doggg
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            B

          2. Balotellitubbies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            A

        7. Genji3lade
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Who gets more points this week only? (On Free Hit)

          A.) Ozil + Jiminez
          B.) Mount + Lacazette
          C.) Mount + Jiminez

          1. azamn013
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            A

        8. De Gea is GOAT
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Score predictions for the following please:

          AVL vs SHU
          NCFC vs SOU
          BOM vs CRY

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            0-0
            2-1
            1-0

          2. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            0-0

          3. De Gea is GOAT
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thanks lads!

        9. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          According MEN

          Predicted XI: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Fernandino, Mendy, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Aguero

          Looks like this could be the one, maybe only Jesus starting after latest info, so this could be it.

          1. Jafooli
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Sane 😮

            1. Herman Toothrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Sterling on the right?

          2. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Fernandino does appear to be ahead of Otta and Stones in the pecking order.

          3. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Mahrez 30 mins and Burnley start?

          4. wevy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Mendy is intriguing if it wasnt a pep squad.

          5. FPL_DON
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Ohhh sane AND sterling - points!!!

          6. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            How often are they right?

            1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              they are often right and closest from everything i have seen. i have been monitoring.

        10. Bielsa's Bucket
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          O'Connell unfortunately being flagged is surely a great sign that Lundstram will most likely start?

          1. Rocky FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Not really, they play in different positions.

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Had no relevance

          3. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            njNFBfbahfbagbJGmk

          4. Fit_to_drop
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Fleck flagged would give Lund a better chance though

          5. JollyGoodYellows
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            How does this BB team look? Will WC GW31+

            Leno Henderson
            TAA Saiss Egan Baldock Targett
            Salah KDB Mahrez Grealish Saka
            Aguero Samatta Pukki

          6. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Captaincy:
            A: Lundstram
            B: KDB
            C: Agüero

            1. Salarrivederci
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Gotta be A right?

              1. Jam0sh
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                😀

            2. iL PiStOlErO
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              B

          7. suddenorgan
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Anyone fancy Michail Antonio? was going quite nicely before the break

            1. Fit_to_drop
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Too expensive

            2. Herman Toothrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Fplleaker claiming all teams had to be submitted by 1pm which is why he claims to know them.

              Not believing him for a second but ill be vert annoyed if he is correct

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                It's looking kinda likely he's right honestly...

                That makes sense. Sterling not starting. I'd take Mahrez in a second if he's starting...

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                He's a troll.

              3. Hot Toddy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Submitted to who..

            3. OptimusBlack
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Can you help me plz .. About this team (BB) Next GW WC
              Leno hendrson
              Mohamdi Alnoso Egan lundy doherty
              Grealish KDB Mahrez xx xx
              Auba Kun x
              Budget 18.9

              1. HVT
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Duda, Jota +1

            4. ludaslol
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              G2G???

              Ederson, Leno
              Lundstram Basham Egan Doherty Targett
              Duda KDB Fernandes Barnes/Mount Grealish
              Auba Kun Jimi

              BB this week, WC/FH next

            5. FPL_DON
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Nketiah predicted to start tonight Could be such good value

              Source: https://www.football.london/arsenal-fc/fixtures-results/eddie-nketiah-leads-line-no-18432230

              1. Holmes
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                If only we had 4 forward spots, can be handy in future though

            6. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Anyone going to pick Jesus ahead of Aguero after news on previous pages?

              1. Wild Rover
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                You are confusing news with crap

              2. trinzoo
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Doing it without the news!

            7. Kroos Kontrol
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Thoughts on this team (free hit)?

              Leno
              Lundstram Stevens Egan
              KdB Sterling Pepe Grealish
              Aguero(C) Auba Jimenez

              Have 0.1 iTB.

            8. HVT
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              If I FH now does it revert to my Gw 38 team (I transferred every week) or my Gw 30 team?

              1. Wild Rover
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Noob

                1. HVT
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  I know, wasn’t thinking of it till all this ‘news’

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    38 btw

              2. Pumpy Pro
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Oh dear 😆

              3. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                HVT this question has been asked at least 5000 times 😀

              4. Pras Scott Talent
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Oh dear

              5. Fred54
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Ugh.

              6. Darth_Krid
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Shameful

              7. HVT
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                One more noob question so...

                Is 82 any good from 2 games?

            9. G Banger
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Pages flying... cheeky repost:

              0.4 mil over with the following BB:

              Leno Hendo
              TAA Egan Lundy Doherty Targett
              KDB Mahrez Grealish Mount Saka
              Aguero Auba Jiminez

              Who would you sacrifice to make up the funds!

              1. kamdaraji
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Mahrez and Saka rotation risks